Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Join in Hodgepodge!

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge!

I hope by the end of this week's questions you'll want to take part in my Airmail Christmas card exchange. But for now here are my answers to Joyce's questions.

1) What lesson has failure taught you?

I think failure has taught me loads of things but the main thing is that there is always something to be learnt. As horrid as failure is to endure there is a lesson to teach us in it. And hopefully from what we learn we are better off for it.

2) What decision are you glad you made?

When I was 16-18 years old I really wanted to do midwifery despite very little experience. At the last minute I switched to nursing and I have never regretted it since.

3) Is your tree up and decorated?

No! and I have been surprised too by some people putting up lights etc. We don't put our christmas decorations up until two weeks before xmas.

4) Solitaire, poker, rummy, hearts, go fish, old maid…what game of cards would you most like to join?

I love solitaire and go fish!

5) When you're feeling stressed do you snack a lot or are you more the 'can't eat' sort of person?

I am an emotional eater so the more stressed, the food I eat. 

6) Have you ever reviewed a product or service online? Was your review favourable or not so favourable?

I have often and I am a regular reviewer on trip advisor. I think my reviews vary between good and bad. 

7) What was the best conversation you had yesterday?

I think it was with my dementia patient, sometimes their imagination captivates me! She kept telling me that unicorns do exist and explained in great detail what the unicorn looked like. She described a horse in detail but just the way we were talking couldn't not put a smile on my face.

8) Insert your own random thought here.

Last week I announced I was doing Airmail Christmas for the second year. It is a christmas card exchange between other social networkers. The reason it was started is very special so if you can spare a few minutes and read this post. Then please do take part, it's a great thing to be apart of!


Hey Monkey Butt said...

Pokey was just talking about Unicorns this morning, very cool :)

Cathy said...

So glad you are happy in your nursing career.

Sally Henry said...

My grandmother has dementia, and i agree, the conversations are humorous right now... but also so sad, to see her declining, and knowing that she never wanted to be that way. Sigh. Thank you for being a sweet nurse to your patients!

You asked about my journey through counseling - it is a huge step, but has made all the difference. I pray that you have a counselor that is kind and shares the same belief system you do (this is SO important). For me, my counselor helped me grapple with some childhood issues, separate myself from a very controlling mother, and be comfortable with who I was as an adult. (i.e. VERY different from how my parents wanted me to be) I've done counseling twice, no, three different times in my life, and sometimes it is just wonderful to get another person's perspective and help you navigate things. Otherwise, our own experiences and emotions can sometimes cloud our perspectives. Good for you, for taking this step!

Joyce said...

I am glad there are kind and loving nurses to care for patients with dementia. Not everyone has the patience for that. You seem to really enjoy your profession which is great! Have a nice week!

Theresa said...

You have a gift to be able to care for those with dementia so patiently and lovingly! It is so nice to do what you love.

Nikki Scatchard said...

I am glad you are caring for those with dementia. My paternal grandpa had Alzheimers for over 13 years, i thought he had the best care in the rest home rather than having one care taker at his house. :) It takes a lot of patience!

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